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Brown, Robinson 

Catalogue of the Museum 
of Bronte* Relics 




CATALOGUE 



ROBINSON BROWN 




CATALOGUE 



OF THE 



MUSEUM OF BRONTE RELICS, 




P. BRONTE. 



THE PROPERTY OF 

MR. ROBINSON BROWN, 

Late of Haworth. 



WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, 

BY MESSRS. 

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE, 

^.vttiionttts at fEiterarg JJrapertij & tSEurhje iUttjairaJiiJ* of Jlj* If in* JUia, 

AT THEIR HOUSE, No. 13, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W.C. 

On SATURDAY, the 2nd day of JULY, 1898, 

AT ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY. 
MAY BE VIEWED TWO DAYS PRIOR. CATALOGUES MAY BE HAD. 



DRYDEN PRESS : J. DAVY & SONS, 137, LONG ACRE, W.C. 



CONDITIONS OF SALE. 



I. The highest bidder to be the buyer ; and if any dispute 
arise between bidders, the lot so disputed shall be 
immediately put up again, provided the auctioneer 
cannot decide the said dispute. 

II. No person to advance less than Is. ; above five pounds, 

2s. 6^. and so on in proportion. 

III. In the case of lots upon which there is a reserve, the 

auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the 
seller. 

IV. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, 

and to pay down 5s. in the pound, if required, in part 
payment of the purchase-money ; in default of which 
the lot or lots purchased to be immediately put up 
again and re-sold. 

V. Every lot will be sold with all faults and errors of 
description. 

VI. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense, imme- 

diately after the conclusion of the sale ; in default of 
which Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE 
will not hold themselves responsible if lost, stolen, 
damaged, or otherwise destroyed, but they will be 
left at the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the 
expiration of Two Days after the conclusion of the sale, 
the lots are not cleared or paid for, they will then be 
catalogued for immediate sale, and the expense, the 
same as if re- sold, will be added to the amount at which 
they were bought. Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON 
& HODGE will have the option of re-selling the lots 
uncleared, either by public or private sale, without any 
notice being given to the defaulter. 

VII. Upon failure of complying with the above conditions, the 

money required and deposited in part of payment shall 
be forfeited, and if any loss is sustained in the re-selling 
of such lots as are not cleared or paid for, all charges on 
such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulters at this 
sale. 



Gentlemen who cannot attend this Sale, may have their 
Commissions faithfully executed by their humble Servants, 

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE, 

Wellington Street, Strand. London. 




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CATALOGUE 

OF THE 



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THE PROPERTY QF 



MR. KOBINSON BROWN, 

Late of Haworth. 



^4 ?v7e proportion of these Relics was given by members of the 
Bronte family at various times to William Brown (father of 
Mr. Robinson Brown), Sexton at Haiuorth Church during 20 
years of the Rev. P. Bronte's incumbency, and to his niece 
Martha Brown, who for many years lived in the Bronte family. 
Those Relics which were not inherited from these relatives 
by Mr. Robinson Brown, he acquired from Mr. A. Gledhill, 
Keighley ; MissNussey ; Mr. W. Scruton, Bradford, and others ; 
a few were purchased by him in the locality. 




The Collection will be first offered for sale in one lot, with a reserve price ; 
if this sum be not realized, it will then be sold in detail as catalogued. 

LOT 1. 
ORTRAIT in pencil, " Annie Bronte," by C. Bronte 

2. 
Pencil Study of a Head, by C. Bronte 

3 Pencil Study of a Head, by C. Bronte 

4 Pencil Drawing, "Amelia Walker," by C. Bronte, dated 

March 17, 1830, signed 

5 Pencil Study of Ears, by C. Bronte, Feb. 8, 1833, signed 

6 Pencil Drawing of the Mr. Brocklehurst of " Jane Eyre," by 

C. Bronte 

7 Water-colour, Flowers, by C. Bronte, signed 

8 Pencil Drawing, by C. Bronte 



Pencil Study of Eyes, by C. Bronte, dated January 25, 1830 

10 Study of two Faces, by C. Bronte, dated Feb. 24, signed 

11 Photograph of Miss Ellen Nussey 

12 Photograph of Haworth Church and Parsonage, in one view 

13 Pen and Ink Sketch of Grimshaw's Parsonage, Haworth, by 

W. Scruton 

14 Water-colour Drawing, Fruit, by C. Bronte 

15 Water-colour Drawing of Fruit, by C. Bronte 

16 Water-colour Drawing of Flowers, by C. Bronte 

17 Water-colour Drawing of Flowers, by C. Bronte 

18 Water-colour Drawing of Charlotte Bronte's favourite dog 

" Floss," by C. Bronte, signed [See Illustration] 

19 Water-colour drawing, Flowers, by 0. Bronte 

20 A Notice written by the Rev. P. Bronte, appointing Mr. 

Stephen Taylor, of Stanbury, to be his Churchwarden, 
April 16, 1827 

21 Letter written by Charlotte Bronte, then visiting in York,. 

to a lady " Susey," at Haworth, dated June 13, 1848 

22 The Sun Newspaper, containing an account of the Queen's 

Coronation : given by an unknown admirer to " the 
Author of Jane Eyre," through Smith & Elder, who 
forwarded it to Haworth 

23 Portrait on porcelain of Dr. Adam Clarke, presented to Char- 

lotte by a Liverpool friend 

24 Deed of Gift from Eev. P. Bronte to Martha Brown of some 

of the drawings in this collection 

25 Water-colour Drawing, Flowers, by C. Bronte, signed 

26 Pencil Drawing of Louis Philippe, of France, drawn by C. 

Bronte, during her stay in Brussels 

27 Drawing of Philip Moor, drawn by Charlotte Bronte. This 

sketch was sent in to Branwell Bronte, who pronounced 
it " Very Good" and wrote the same across the drawing ; 
on the other side of the same is a fancy drawing of a 
lady's head 



28 Portrait in oil of Charlotte Bronte, by J. H. Thompson, signed 

[See Illustration] 

29 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two profiles 

30 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two profiles 

31 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of two faces 

32 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of noses 

33 An old Print from an edition of " Pilgrim's Progress," the 

figures coloured by the Brontes. (This print hung in the 
parsonage at Haworth) 

34 Pencil Drawing, " The Crying Child," by C. Bronte 

35 Pencil Drawing, " The Laughing Child," by C. Bronte 

36 Wool-work on silk, " Shepherd and Shepherdess " 

37 Sepia Drawing, " Revenue Cutter becalmed at Sea," by 

C. Bronte 

38 Sketch in Indian ink Eiver, Bridge and Mountain Scene, 

by C. Bronte, signed 

39 Pencil Copy from one of Hogarth's pictures, by P. Bran well 

Bronte, April 27, 1829, signed 

40 Pencil Drawing by C. Bronte, study of faces 

41 Sampler worked in silk by Nellie Cattrall, aged 13 years, 

1781. This hung in the Haworth Parsonage, and was 
the property of the Rev. P. Bronte 

42 Portrait in oil of William Brown, sexton for twenty years of 

Haworth Church, during incumbency of Rev. P. Bronte, 
by P. Branwell Bronte, who died before the portrait was 
quite finished 

43 Charlotte Bronte's portfolio, which formerly contained the 

drawings given to Martha Brown 

44 Shawl worn by Charlotte Bronte 

45 Shawl which formerly belonged to Charlotte Bronte's mother 



46 Fourth portion of a Shawl worn by C. Bronte, given to 

Martha Brown 

47 Unfinished patchwork Counterpane, worked by the Bronte 

sisters 

48 Footstool from the Bronte's parsonage, Haworth 

49 Surplice Box used by the Eev. P. Bronte, lined with pages of 

the Monthly Review, of September, 1752 

50 Two of Charlotte Bronte's Drawing Books, containing two 

very slight sketches of animals 

52 Westminster Review for January, 1848, on " Jane Eyre " 

53 Quarterly Review for December, 1848, on " Jane Eyre " 

54 Westminster Review for April, 1853, on " Villette " 

55 Westminster Review for January, 1850, on " Shirley " 

56 A copy of " Jane Eyre," given to Martha Brown by Charlotte 

Bronte, 1850, fourth edition, with the author's autograph 
inscription 

57 Three Sermons by the Eev. P. Bronte, printed in 1824, 1842 

58 A copy of "Pilgrim's Progress," dated 1743, belonging to the 

Bronte family. This volume is referred to by Mr. Augu- 
stin Birrell in his life of Charlotte Bronte 

59 A copy of "The Doctrine of the Passions," 1791, by J. 

Watts, D.D., with autograph signature, C. Bronte 

61 Two Jugs from the Vestry of the old Church, Haworth, used 

during the incumbency of the Eev. P. Bronte, given to 
Wm. JBrown (then sexton), by the Eev. A. B. Nicholls 

62 Eight pieces of old China used by the Bronte family 

63 Two pewter Teapots and Cream Jug used by the Bronte family 

64 Hassock from the Bronte pew in the old Church, Haworth 

65 Charlotte Bronte's Doll Cradle 

66 Charlotte Bronte's Flower Glass, which invariably contained 

a wild-flower 



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67 Wine Glass used in the Bronte parsonage 

68 Scent Bottle belonging to the Bronte family 

69 Morocco Workcase which belonged to Charlotte Bronte 

70 Miniature Workbox containing pincushion, seal, &c., which 

belonged to C. Bronte 

71 Penwiper, in carved stone case, belonging to the Bronte family 

72 Tortoiseshell Card Case which belonged to C. Bronte, 

" Nannie " engraved on name-plate 

7M Ivory Tatting Shuttle, Tape Measure, &c., nine pieces 
belonging to the Bronte family 

74 Silk Purse worked by Charlotte Bronte while in Brussels 

75 Two pairs of Spectacles, silver frames, worn by the Rev. P. 

Bronte 

76 Snuff Box used by the Rev. P. Bronte, from Binns' sale, 

Saltaire, lot 364 

77 Housewife used by Charlotte Bronte, afterwards given to 

Martha Brown 

78 Steel Fob Chain and Watch Key worn by the Rev. P. Bronte 

79 Pocket Book which belonged to P. Branwell Bronte 

80 Lock of Charlotte Bronte's Hair, taken after death by Mr. 

Nicholls and given to Martha Brown 

81 Ancient carved wood Collection Box used formerly in the 

Church at Haworth 

82 Blue enamel Thimble or Jewel Case which belonged to C. 

Bronte 

83 Wooden Box, with painted cover, containing buckles and 

ribbon, intact, as originally left by Charlotte Bronte 

84 Shell Cameo Brooch in gold frame, worn by Charlotte Bronte 

85 Ivory Pincushion belonging to C. Bronte 

86 Silver-mounted tortoiseshell Snuff Box, inlaid with pearl, 

belonging to the Bronte family 



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87 Papier mache Snuff Box, the cover painted with a hunting 

scene, belonging to the Bronte family 

88 Pincushion with inscription " C. Bronte, from a sincere friend 

and well wisher, A. M., October 15th, 1835" 

89 Lace- work by the Bronte sisters 

90 Three carved stone Vases from the mantelpiece of Charlotte 

Bronte's bedroom 

91 Two Pew Doors from Haworth old Church 

92 Two Gas Posts from Haworth old Church 

95 An Autograph Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Miss Nussey, 

signed C. B. 

96 A Book containing old photographs, newspaper cuttings &c., 

relating to Haworth and the Brontes, collected and com- 
piled by W. Scruton 

97 Newspaper controversy on the question of pulling down 

Haworth Church 

98 " The Professor" 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1857 

99 Pencil Drawing, by Emily Bronte, signed and dated 

100 Lock of Charlotte Bronte's Hair, given by Miss Nussey to 

Mr. W. Scruton 

101 Three Ornaments made of oak from Haworth old Church 

102 Portion of the Carpet from the Bronte pew 

103 Photograph of Haworth Parsonage 

104 Photograph of Oakwell Hall " The Field Head " of " Shirley " 

105 Photograph of the Eev. P. Bronte 

106 Photograph of the old Church without the Parsonage 

107 Visitors' Book to Brown's Museum of Bronte Kelica, Jun 

1889 to Sept. 1892 

END OF SALE. 



SOTHEBY. WILKINSON 







PR Brown, Robinson 

4168 Catalogue of the Museum of 

B76 Bronte Relics 



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